Big Red Bumps On The Child’s Forehead?
I want to ask, my child is 2 years old, from last night on his left forehead there was a big bump. Each carded is added bigger and red. But there are no worrisome signs. Why and how do you deal with it?
Hello Nanin Pusparini, thank you for asking at Aldokter.
Reading the complaints experienced by your child and also your questions in the title, papaun insect bites can cause complaints if there is a local allergic reaction in your child, but the lump may be caused by other things such as bumps, abscesses, or infected cysts.
Therefore, you should bring your child to be examined directly by the doctor and also to get further evaluation of his current physical condition, whether the complaint is accompanied by other complaints or not because every disease requires a direct examination. After an evaluation, then it can be determined what causes it and what is the best therapy for your child's current condition.
For the time being, you can try to compress the lump using a cold compress to try to reduce the lump. It is also advisable not to allow your child to scratch the lump because as you have said yourself, the lump is getting bigger with scratching, then it should be avoided. Do not give any over-the-counter or topical medication to your child without a clear recommendation from a doctor because it can worsen the condition of the lump. Unless the pain is sufficiently disturbing, paracetamol can be given according to the dosage on the package.
I hope this helps.